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Photo: Silver Kings Membership and Development Manager Position Description Our Organization Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation of bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats, and the larger fisheries they comprise. We pursue this mission with science-based conservation initiatives, environmental education and advocacy across a broad region that stretches from the Bahamas […]

The following text is from a recent Instagram post from Capt. Eric Herstedt @capt_eric_herstedt. This is a post about mishandling bonefish and tarpon for pictures by guides and recreational anglers. It’s 2020 and the way we all treat fish seems to improve every year. I am hoping to promote even better handling of bonefish and tarpon. […]

Photo: Omar Arceo Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is strongly in support of the flats fishing community and Belizean citizens in their opposition to the proposed Cayo Rosario development, and to the current construction-related activities at Cayo Rosario. The development plan for Cayo Rosario is ill-conceived, not appropriate for these habitats, and will damage the economically […]

Photo: Silver Kings The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission passed on February 20 a proposed amendment that will prohibit possession of tarpon and make it illegal to gaff, spear, or puncture tarpon by any method other than hook and line. BTT supported the amendment throughout the process and applauds the NC Marine Fisheries Commission for […]

Capt. Doug Kilpatrick. Photo: Ian Wilson Veteran Key West fishing guide Captain Doug Kilpatrick has joined the Board of Directors of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, a science-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. Founded in Key Largo in 1998, BTT pursues its mission […]

Photo: Dr. Aaron Adams The following remarks were delivered by Dr. Aaron Adams at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Dr. Adams spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.  Good morning Commissioners, it’s good to speak to you once again. And to see the FWC staff with whom we have a […]

Photo: John Johns John Johns, former President & CEO of Protective Life Corporation, has joined the Board of Directors of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), a science-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. “I am delighted and thankful for the opportunity […]

Photo: Captain Diego Rouylle The following remarks were delivered by Captain Diego Rouylle at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Capt. Rouylle spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.  Ladies and gentlemen, I am glad to be here today. The number of permit on our flats has decreased by over 70 percent […]

Photo: Captain Dale Bishop The following remarks were delivered by Captain Dale Bishop at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Capt. Bishop spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.  Good morning, my name is Captain Dale Bishop. I am a flats fishing guide in the Lower Florida Keys. I’ve been guiding […]

Tom Brokaw. Photo: Dorsey Pictures Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will honor Emmy award winning television journalist Tom Brokaw with the Lefty Kreh Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation at BTT’s 9th Annual NYC Dinner & Awards Ceremony held on April 21, 2020, at The University Club. The Lefty Kreh Award is presented annually to an individual […]


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